BURSA, Turkey

Police in Turkey arrested five people allegedly linked to the Daesh/ISIS terror group, security sources said on Sunday.

The police carried out simultaneous raids at predetermined addresses in northwestern Bursa and southern Mersin provinces, said the sources who asked not to be named due to restrictions on speaking to the media.

The sources said many photos and videos used by the terrorist group while disseminating propaganda were found on phones of the suspects.

Turkey was one of the first countries to declare Daesh/ISIS as a terror group in 2013.

The country has since been attacked by Daesh/ISIS terrorists multiple times. The terror group has carried out at least 10 suicide bombings, seven bomb attacks, and four armed attacks, killing 315 people and injuring hundreds more.

In response, Turkey launched anti-terror operations at home and abroad to prevent further attacks.

*Writing by Fahri Aksut

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